Best for wider feet. Well padded and the unique Digafix lacing system (featuring an extended lacing point that wraps over the foot to help hold the heel in position) gives a reasonably secure fit. Midsole offers a good mix of stability and comfort and the ankle cuff is beefy and supportive, making it effective all over the mountain.
Sizes: 6-12 (UK including half-sizes), 39-47 (‘Euro)
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Meindl triple-density Vibram
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 015395 60214, www.bramwell-int.com
Verdict: A quality boot with a supportive midsole and high ankle cuff that will cope with pretty much anything. Broad, boxy fit won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.
First published in Country Walking magazine, April 2008